Recreational cannabis is illegal in Ohio. Per state law, you cannot use, purchase, possess, sell, distribute or produce recreational cannabis products without fear of penalty or prosecution.
The state has decriminalized the simple use and possession of marijuana in small quantities, up to 10 grams. If caught with cannabis, you could face a misdemeanor charge and a fine of up to $150. With excess possession of more than 100 grams, stricter punishment is possible, such as a 30-day jail sentence and a fine of $250.
If you have been arrested for marijuana usage or possession, the sooner you call our law firm, the better your chances of getting a fair trial and results. Contact our law firm to see how we can help today.
What is Medical Marijuana?
Cannabis in Ohio is legal for medical use. There are qualifying medical conditions that also help determine need and eligibility.
Medical Marijuana is typically used for pain control related to chronic issues that impact millions of Americans. From neuropathic pain to everyday inflammation to nausea and vomiting due to cancer, medical marijuana helps people get through challenging health issues every day.
To receive medical marijuana for pain or illness, you can qualify through your physician and the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. As part of this program, you will receive a card (also called an “MMID” or “cannabis card”) to enter medical dispensaries and purchase the right cannabis plant to treat your specific ailments or symptoms.
How Much Medical Cannabis is Legal?
People with a valid medical marijuana card can legally use, possess and purchase limited quantities of weed. Without a medical marijuana card, this is considered recreational use and is punishable by law.
There is a daily possession limit and a 90-day cannabis purchase and possession limit for chronic and terminal illnesses. For example, you cannot exceed 2.83 grams of dried cannabis daily or 295 mg of THC in patches, creams, ointments, or lotions.
While legal, there are still restrictions so that cannabis usage does not infringe on boundaries. If you have been questioned about medical marijuana usage, you have rights. Contact our law firm for legal support.
If I Get Caught with Marijuana, How Can an Attorney Help?
It’s not just about marijuana use or possession. Despite state laws, some folks turn cannabis usage into a full-fledged business operation.
You can get charged with misdemeanor offenses related to manufacturing cannabis, marijuana cultivation, distribution, marijuana transportation, cannabis trafficking, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
We advocate for our clients as they face prosecution. As there are always various circumstances to consider, we try to attain a dismissal of the related charges against you, reach a not guilty verdict or seek other alternatives to jail or prison when other solutions aren’t possible.
Let us help you achieve desirable results for your case—contact our legal team at 513-548-5544 for legal solutions to your marijuana charges.